72% Syrah, 14% Sangiovese, 14% Mourvédre; 14.6% ABV
“Cellared and bottled by Crushpad, Sonoma, CA”
$8 at the Richmond, CA, store 23 May
My impression is that it tries to be in the genre of the Jake-Ryan 3Sum, but doesn’t make it, by a good ways, actually. This lighter full-bodied wine shows ripe flavors (in order of intensity) of dark red and some black cherries, red hibiscus, black raspberries, blueberry / lighter blackberry, with acid of dark red raspberries. I thought it was better after 2+ hours of air in a decanter, but still it never really all came together, staying a bit acid and rough. Although some folks will probably disagree with me, for this price at the GO, I think it’s only Drinkable. The next day, it was perhaps a little more integrated but not as complex.
The Crushpad site linked above now re-directs to the Wine Foundry, a custom wine making business, which it appears Crushpad was as well. Was this some customer’s custom wine they tried to sell, or that Crushpad bought from them, that is now being cleared out by the Wine Foundry? Who knows? In any event, I thought it was a fairly tasty but not well-crafted wine.